Most people are under the impression that Christmas desserts have to be over-the-top and bold. But that’s not always true. Sometimes, in fact, most of the time, good things come in small packages and it especially holds true in the case of desserts. No, seriously! Do you think there’s anything cuter than mini cheesecakes topped with fresh raspberries or mini gingerbread men or hot chocolate mug paired with a mini version of a gingerbread house? No, right? Plus, when there are mini bites, people get to sample more. Why go for a single slice of cake when you can have a mini mousse or mini parfait? So today, we’ve got our readers a list of mini Christmas dessert recipes. Keep reading to witness the cuteness.
30 Mini Christmas Dessert Recipes
Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies:
Thumbprint cookies are classic Christmas treats, but they look even cuter when you make them in small sizes. Here’s a recipe of chocolate thumbprint cookie with a brownie-like texture and gooey chocolate sauce on top. More than anything else, we love the idea of choosing Christmas themed sprinkles for decorating the cookies.
Turn it into something special with this Kamote Delight recipe. You just need a few ingredients and you’ll be able to have a simple yet delicious dessert or snack. It is very easy to make and can last longer when chilled. Happy cooking!
Mini Gingerbread House:
How adorable do these gingerbread houses look perched on hot or coffee mugs? We won’t say that these gingerbread houses are easy to make, but if you’re well aware with baking, you’ll surely find whipping up these houses easy. These mini gingerbread houses will make perfect return favors or Christmas presents too! We’re totally trying it this year.
Sparkly Vanilla Bean Macarons:
You’ll completely forget store-bought macarons once you make these Sparkly Vanilla Bean Macarons. These macarons have a filling of eggnog, marshmallow and white chocolate peppermint, making it a perfect mini Christmas dessert. Brush the macaron with edible glitters in Christmas colors and they are ready to stand out amongst large pies and cakes.
Mint Chocolate Mini Cakes:
Instead of making huge Christmas cakes this season, how about making mini sized, chocolate cakes for each guest? Here’s a perfect recipe to get you started. The cake contains mint and chocolate as its active ingredient and is topped with a dollop of whipped cream. For a festive pop of color, garnish the cake with a sprig of mint.
No Bake Cranberry Cheesecakes:
Look at these pretty jar of happiness! The guests won’t be able to resist themselves after seeing these delicious and creamy no-bake cranberry cheesecakes. The cranberry compote adds a perfect punch of tarty flavor along with the decorative touch. Just ensure that you don’t fill the glasses with cheesecake mixture up to the brim, just to avoid wastage.
Peppermint Bark Petit Fours:
This one is so unlike traditional petit fours we’ve tried all our lives. Instead of a layer of jam or buttercream in the middle, these petit fours make use of peppermint bark for a holiday twist. Yes, this recipe does require a bit of time and effort, but it’s totally worth it. Wait for the petit fours to dry completely before piping the designs.
Candy Bar Pretzel Bites:
These Candy Bar Pretzel Bites are a perfect combination of sweet and salty and believe us, you can never go wrong with this winning combination. These bites or candies, whatever you wish to call, are basically mini chocolate candy bars sandwiched between pretzels and are then left to harden. To make them look Christmassy, dip half pretzel into melted white chocolate and top it with red sprinkles.
Gingerbread Oreo No Bake Mini Cheesecakes:
This is, hands down, the cutest mini cheesecake jars we’ve come across. While the rest of the recipe is pretty standard, what’s making it stand out is the teeny tiny gingerbread man holding a gumdrop. Follow the recipe properly and give each gingerbread man a different color to make it look outstanding.
Chocolate Truffle Mini Tarts:
These no-bake Chocolate Truffle Tarts are perfect for a holiday cookie exchange. It will actually be a pleasant surprise for those who were expecting cookies but got tart, which is actually better. The tarts in the picture are topped with chopped pistachio, but you can garnish it with crushed peppermint to give it a Christmassy look.
Cranberry Orange Cupcakes:
Our list of mini Christmas dessert recipes would have been incomplete without cupcakes, which are technically mini versions of cakes. This cupcake is extremely flavorful because it has an orange flavor, which we rarely get to eat during Christmas. Top the cupcakes with frozen cranberries for the perfect wintery and Christmassy look.
Pretzel M&M Hugs:
Here’s another mini Christmas treat you can make using pretzels. You need only three ingredients to make this dish and it doesn’t require much of your time. Plus, they look festive, colorful and of course, utterly delicious. Another thing- these Pretzel M&M hugs are so delicious that you won’t be able to stop yourself at one. They are THAT addictive.
Mini Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas:
These mini sugar cookie pizzas with a plethora of chopped fruits on top will make everyone salivating. The method of making this fruity pizza is also simple as you just need to slather whipped cream on sugar cookies and top it with the fruit of your choice. If you want, you can go for readymade cookies instead of baking them at home.
Strawberry Shortcake No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes:
It seriously cannot get more festive than this one! These No Bake Cheesecakes aren’t just pretty looking, but are also delicious. It would be hard for you to stop yourself at one. And believe it or not, this elaborate looking dessert takes just a few minutes to make. The sprinkles on top are making the dish look even more festive.
Nutella and Cherry Hand Pies:
These mini pie filled with Nutella and cherry preserve would make a simple and delicious mini Christmas dessert. The combination may sound a bit weird, but believe us, you won’t try other combinations once you eat this one. You can either top the pie with powdered sugar or sugar glaze for the perfect finishing touch.
Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes:
Bundt cakes are still a tradition followed in many houses during Christmas. But how about doing something different this year, for instance making a mini lemon Bundt cake with sugary glaze? Sounds tempting, right? These cakes will make a great Christmas brunch dessert or a perfect ending to the Christmas dinner meal.
S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups:
Marshmallows are absolute staples during Holidays and we all know that they taste better when they are toasted. To make the S’mores taste even better, serve them on top of chocolate chip cookie cups. And what more? You’ll get to taste two classic desserts in one bite. It seriously won’t get any better.
Coconut Cream Pie Cookie Cups:
Here’s another recipe of mini cookie cups with layers of creamy coconut goodness. These are basically coconut cream pie in cookie form, but they taste every bit delicious. The crust is made with Graham cracker and coconut cookie and is filled with coconut pudding and topped with whipped cream. The blogger says that you’ll find hard to stop at just one and we totally agree!
Mini Rocky Road Donuts:
Since it’s not wise to eat ice cream during Christmas, we’d suggest you make these mini Rocky Road Donuts instead. These mini donuts, covered with chocolate fudge sauce, marshmallow cream, and crunchy walnuts take just a few minutes of your precious times. Plus, there are two ways to make these treats. You can either bake them in the oven or use an electronic donut maker, which is more hassle-free.
Mini Cannoli Cups:
Here’s another classic Christmas, but labor intensive dessert you can make this holiday season. Yet, these cannoli cups come together in a jiffy and are out of the world delicious. Most importantly, they are mini, making them perfect bite-sized treats for the holidays!
Mini Irish Cream Cheesecakes:
This one is so beautiful and tempting that we can’t take our eyes off it. We totally love how neatly these mini cheesecakes have been decorated. And another surprising thing about these indulgent treats is that the ingredients are healthier compared to what’s put in traditional cheesecakes. Don’t believe us? Check out the recipe yourself!
Mini Blueberry & Meyer Lemon Cream Pies:
Pies are generally quite daunting to make, but not these Mini Blueberry and Meyer Lemon Creampies. Yes, there are a few extra steps involved, but you’ll realize they’re totally worth once you have these pies. It would be better if you used readymade pie crust. It will save you a lot of time.
Black Forest Brownie Bites:
We’re totally salivating over these pretty looking Black Forest Brownie Bites. It’s different because the base isn’t regular chocolate cake, but chocolate brownie filled with cherries and topped with cream cheese frosting. Top it with maraschino cherries to give it a festive look.
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes:
Here’s the mini version of everyone’s favorite winter dessert, Mini pumpkin cheesecakes. The size of these cheesecakes is just perfect for a single person. Plus, they are soft, creamy, and filled with pumpkin yumminess. And do you know what’s the best part? These cheesecakes have less than 160 calories, making them perfect for weight watchers.
2 Ingredient Nutella Puff Pastry:
If you’re short of time, yet want to present your best to the guests, this 2 ingredient Nutella Puff Pastry. You just need a jar of Nutella, and readymade puff pastries to make these little treats. The blogger has also included the way to make bigger puffs. Also, you can add raspberry jam along with Nutella in larger puffs. So what are you waiting for?
Jazz up your hot cocoa with these adorable snowman Spoons. To make these treats, you’ll need candy cane spoons, which are easily available in the market. Now follow the recipe properly to make cutest snowmen in the history. When your hot chocolate is ready, swirl the spoons in it for the ultimate minty treat.
Jingle Bells Peanut Butter Pops:
These adorable Jingle Bells Peanut Butter Pops will also double as a craft for the kid. You’ll need peanut butter sandwich cookies, cream cheese, and white candy melts along with some other ingredients for making these cute treats. To get the shiny texture, coat the pops with gold and silver luster duster.
Peppermint Oreo Truffles:
You need not more than six ingredients for making these fresh and minty chocolate treats. And these truffles are easy to make that even the kids can try their hands on it. And believe us, once you make these, they’ll become a family favorite.
Funfetti Shortbread Bites:
Your guests will keep munching these Funfetti Shortbread Bites throughout the evening. The buttery shortbreads are first dotted with sprinkles of Christmassy colors, cut into tiny squares and then baked to perfection. If you want, you can even present these Funfetti Shortbread Bites as Christmas gifts. People won’t forget its taste for years to come.
Melted Snowman Oreo Balls:
These Melted Snowman Oreo Balls are too adorable to be expressed in worlds. To make these treats, you have to start by baking Oreo truffles from crushed cookies and cream cheese. Next, add melted white chocolate and make the truffles. Make the eyes, nose, and mouth of the snowmen and top it with mini Oreo cookies.
Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Mini Cakes:
We’re rounding up the list with the most delicious and prettiest looking mini Christmas cakes. These cakes look a bit intimidating, but it’s pretty easy to make. In fact, it’s one of the simplest cakes to make in Christmas. Chocolate sponges are cut in small circles, filled with cranberry chia jam and topped with chocolate ganache and fresh cranberries.
We hope you enjoyed our list of mini Christmas dessert recipes. Feel free to pin these ideas for your future use. Until then, Merry Christmas.
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